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Construction of View Royal's 37-suite Skyeview condominium project resumes

Victoria-based Blackrete Construction is now overseeing Skyeview's build-out, a 37-suite condominium project coming to Island Highway between Admirals Road and Helmcken Road in View Royal. The development is comprised of one and two-bedroom homes in a four-storey massing.  TLA Developments

Construction of View Royal's 37-suite Skyeview condominium project resumes
Mike Kozakowski, Citified.ca
Updated on January 17, 2024
 
A 37-suite condominium project along the 200-block of Island Highway in View Royal is under construction once more after a hiatus since summer of 2022.
 
Four-storey Skyeview (see website) from TLA Developments, is back on track and will complete next year, says developer Troy Grant, one of the company partners.
  
With homes now starting at $459,900, Skyeview offers up-market interior designs, proximity to nature near View Royal’s abundant waterfront parkland, and alternative transportation options like the E&N Rail Trail connecting downtown Victoria and the West Shore, and frequent bus services running between Victoria General Hospital, downtown Victoria, UVic, CFB Esquimalt and the West Shore.
 
Attainable pricing, however, doesn’t mean forgoing quality materials, says Troy Grant, a partner at TLA. The developer remarks that TLA has positioned Skyeview as a project to help Victorians make the jump from rental housing to homeownership, or to ascend the housing ladder.
 
“A key driver behind Skyeview is to help bridge the gap between renting an apartment and owning a home or transitioning into a larger home, and our commitment is always to help our purchasers do so without compromising on space and function, with durable flooring and surfaces, energy efficiency and a high-grade interior design at attainable prices,” Grant said.
 
Each unit comes with a parking stall, with parking capacity allocated between a convenient surface lot and an underground parkade. Homes also include storage, access to a bicycle locker and the building is pet-friendly. 
 
Grant’s partner, Chris Bradley, says with construction now well underway and level two of the four-storey build rising, occupancy is targeted for summer of 2024.
 
“Dealing with our construction delay was not an ideal situation, and we understand how different the real-estate market is today, than it was a year ago. We are forging ahead, however, and thanks to Blackrete’s construction management, are expecting completion in July, and soon, the announcement of additional TLA projects earmarked for Esquimalt’s beautiful Gorge Waterway and Saanich’s core.”
 
Speaking to choosing View Royal as home to the company’s first development site, Grant expressed gratitude for the municipality’s support.
 
“We find View Royal to be very supportive of our projects and the overall transition towards higher density residential developments,” Grant says. “Neighbours, elected officials and View Royal’s administration recognize the need for attainable housing projects like Skyeview, especially in an area where so many Victorians are looking to situate to raise a family, to be close to work and to so easily access alternative transportation options.”
 
To learn more about Skyeview, and to connect with the sales team, visit the Skyeview website here.
 
Please note: an earlier version of this article referenced quoted information attributed to a source that was contested by a party indirectly referenced by this source. In hindsight, Citified should have sought the opinion of both parties on the matter, since removed, that was raised in this article. C

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